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Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

"I encourage the Ministry of Education, public- and private-sector companies present here tonight to continue being examples forothers to follow, to go the extra mile for our youth to excel," urged fifth-grade student Makeda Henry.She was delivering...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

Guardsman Group has partnered with Future Energy Corporation Limited, the leading company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region serving the renewable energy industry to provide services for solar power and energy-efficient projects to...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 3:43 PMKeisha Hill

Members of the Islamic community in Jamaica have condemned the Charlie Charlie Challenge, which has gained international attention and disapproval from local and international governing bodies.The game, they say, should be taken very seriously, as...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 10:54 AMKeisha Hill

Rosetta Steer is the 2015 winner of the GraceKennedy Heather Little-White Household Worker of the Year Award. She won the award from a field of 120 nominees from across Jamaica. Second place went to Jasmin Miller, while Charmaine Smith placed third....

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 11:55 AMKeisha Hill

Sweet and savoury bread pudding is a favourite of many Jamaicans no matter what age group. Many families have the simple recipe that they have passed down for generations.Recently, specially invited guests from the culinary and media world,...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 12:01 PMKeisha Hill

St Vincent Strambi High School is making a difference in the lives of students where learning has no limits and where children who are considered 'failures' are moulded into successful individuals.Many students who have graced the halls of the...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 4:18 PMKeisha Hill

The Scotia Foundation has partnered with legendary singer/actor songwriter Jimmy Cliff through his Foundation to hold a benefit dinner launching the song 'Children' chosen by the National Child Month Committee as the theme song for this year's child...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

It is exciting and remarkable to see how Jamaica's dance culture has evolved over the years. Even more fascinating is the fact that the deaf community has now become integrally involved in the genre. In recent times, their electrifying performances...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

The partnership now makes EduFocal the largest online GSAT content provider in Jamaica. EduFocal combines study with play, and it's the first tool of its kind created for students at the primary and secondary level in the Caribbean. Students benefit...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

The Guardsman Group continues to strengthen its corporate social responsibility by assisting students in the Junior Achievement Jamaica (JAJ) programme through their thrust to promote entrepreneurship in Jamaica.The company has a storefront at...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2015 | 3:28 PMKeisha Hill

Angella Grandison-Reid, consumer services manager at GraceKennedy, is the successor to the affable Maizie Miller, who retired from the company in March. A trained teacher, Grandison-Reid joined the GraceKennedy Group as promotions coordinator in...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2015 | 12:27 PMKeisha Hill

The refurbishing exercise at the Hi-Lo Barbican Road supermarket is now completed and customers can anticipate a world-class and exciting shopping experience.Now outfitted with expanded shelf space, new floors, new ceilings, modern lighting, more...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill, Gleaner Writer

Dwight Larmond isn't your typical visual artist. He uses his talent to promote peace and love while assisting those who are less fortunate in the society. His style incorporates unique pieces of...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

Rainforest Seafoods Limited, Jamaica's leading wholesale and retail distributors of seafood, has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to protect Jamaica's territorial waters from foreign poachers and other forms of environmental...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

Karl Williams, goup vice-president of human resources at Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, recently added another accomplishment to his list of achievements, following his second induction as president of the Human Resource Management Association of...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies Dr  André Haughton wants to see sustainable farming mechanisms, including agro-processing, and aggressive expansion of Jamaica's information and communications technology (ICT) sector to increase the prospects of production.

Published:Monday | May 4, 2015 | 5:20 PMKeisha Hill

Many developing countries like Jamaica face particular challenges that make it difficult for them to stimulate and sustain economic growth. But Dennis Chung, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), is...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

The Nestlé Schools Wellness Fiesta annually provides a platform for children to acquire the requisite knowledge to develop a more positive attitude towards food and physical exercise.This year's theme, 'Preventing Childhood Obesity Begins with Me',...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

Jamaica's education system has had a long and sustained relationship with philanthropists, including churches, trusts and the business community. Jamaicans in the diaspora have also been engaged in significant efforts to garner resources that have...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

In light of recent discourse around the rights of eligible Jamaicans in the diaspora to vote, Arnaldo Brown, state minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, is seeking to make it clear that migration is not a basis for...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2015 | 10:04 PMKeisha Hill

Painting is a way for people to do many important things: convey ideas, express emotions, use their senses, explore colour, explore processes and outcomes, and create aesthetically pleasing works and experiences. Responding to and encouraging...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

The first winner of a Nissan car in the 'Grace on the Move' campaign, Louise Bryan of St Catherine has found it difficult to conceal her joy since being presented with the keys to her new 2015 Nissan Versa.It was her first time entering the...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

In a quaint antique shop tucked away neatly in the hustle and bustle of the Corporate Area, you will find an oasis - Colette at the Wanderer, home to myriad gemstones and crystals and other charming elements from all over the world.For more than 30...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 11:58 AMKeisha Hill

Central Branch All-Age School, located on the border of western Kingston and south St Andrew, along Slipe Pen Road in Kingston, is the recent beneficiary of literacy interventions being implemented islandwide by the Digicel Foundation, in...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

The Jamaica Money Market Brokers Group (JMMB) Limited on Wednesday unveiled its first financial-services branch at its Knutsford Boulevard branch in New Kingston.The New Kingston branch that formerly housed only its investments and insurance...

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